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'R' Memories wedding


Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer
Sawdust&Beer

So obviously this build was used for our wedding, which means the hardest and most difficult step was finding a woman who loves you very much that puts up with your addiction to power tools and building.

With that being said I then got to work building her vision. She wanted a lot of little touches in our wedding. So Ill be posting lots of wedding builds. This one was a gaint 'R' to be filled with babys breath and used as our back ground. It measures about 4.5' tall and 3'wide. I opted to tape out a pattern on my garage wall, just to make sure it was big enough to her liking. All the wood I used to build the various items for our wedding came from two pannels of old cedar fencing which I bought for $20 (SCORE!).

I started this by cutting out all the pieces to make the back, I used 1x2's to make it ridged. I then frammed it in using a pocket hole jig so that no fasteners where visible.There were a few places that I couldn't get a screw to fit without it being visible. For this I counter sunk the whole with a 3/8" bit and then plugged the whole with a 3/8" dowel and flush cut it to look clean. From there I then added the planner box slats. This was the most difficult part of the entire build. I used my table saw to rip the boards with a 30 degree edge, so in some corners there where 3 angles in play (see pic). To get everything to fit perfect I used a LOT of scraps to get the angles just right.

After it was all built I used some D-ring anchors in the back so we can hang it in the future. We plan on hanging this up on the side of our garage, so it was important that it was built very sturdy. This piece was the highlight of our venue, it turned out GREAT!

Happy wife, happy life!

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  • Your attention to detail really is amazing! You do Awesome work that is for sure!

    By vadams, on October 23, 2018

  • So many WINS in this project and story, @Sawdust&Beer! You two make a great team! We love how you built your wedding memories together. Congrats!
    By RYOBI Nation, on October 24, 2018

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'R' Memories wedding

by Sawdust&Beer
Oct 19, 2018
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So obviously this build was used for our wedding, which means the hardest and most difficult step was finding a woman who loves you very much that puts up with your addiction to power tools and building. With that being said I then got to work building her vision. She wanted a lot of little touches in our wedding. So Ill be posting lots of wedding builds. This one was a gaint 'R' to be filled with babys breath and used as our back ground. It measures about 4.5' tall and 3'wide. I opted to tape out a pattern on my garage wall, just to make sure it was big enough to her liking. All the wood I used to build the various items for our wedding came from two pannels of old cedar fencing which I bought for $20 (SCORE!). I started this by cutting out all the pieces to make the back, I used 1x2's to make it ridged. I then frammed it in using a pocket hole jig so that no fasteners where visible.There were a few places that I couldn't get a screw to fit without it being visible. For this I counter sunk the whole with a 3/8" bit and then plugged the whole with a 3/8" dowel and flush cut it to look clean. From there I then added the planner box slats. This was the most difficult part of the entire build. I used my table saw to rip the boards with a 30 degree edge, so in some corners there where 3 angles in play (see pic). To get everything to fit perfect I used a LOT of scraps to get the angles just right. After it was all built I used some D-ring anchors in the back so we can hang it in the future. We plan on hanging this up on the side of our garage, so it was important that it was built very sturdy. This piece was the highlight of our venue, it turned out GREAT! Happy wife, happy life!